Summit Lost Pet Rescue Inc

A nonprofit organization

$17,602 raised by 160 donors

100% complete

$15,000 Goal

RESCUE REPORT since January 2020:


We save lives and keep families together!! Since January 2020, our team has helped SAFE over 849 lost pets, resulting in 684 dogs and 162 cats FOUND SAFE and back HOME with their families because Summit Lost Pet Rescue!  We are 100% donation and grant based, and donations go directly toward resources and supplies to help find lost pets. We would be grateful for your donation on this Colorado Gives Day!

In 2023, we had a total of 289 missions, resulting in a 99% success rate for lost dogs in 2023, 90% success rate for indoor only cats, and 67% success rate for indoor/outdoor cats. The goal is to work through the massive growth and keep up with and meet the increasing high demand to help find lost pets. 

We are one of only a handful of lost pet rescue organizations in the entire country who focus primarily on finding and reuniting lost pets, which helps keep them out of the already full shelters. Prior to the formation of SLPR there was no central resource for owners to consult to find assistance in their searches. In the owners' darkest hours, our team steps up and delivers professional lost pet rescue services at no charge to the owner. We provide step by step instructions, support, skills, boots on the ground, knowledge of lost pet behaviors, rescue equipment and search protocol techniques. We have a very strong following on Facebook and in the County. The community rallies behind us and celebrates when the pet is found. We have been told that SLPR has brought much needed joy & positivity to Summit County with our dedication and success stories and we are proud to have won Best Nonprofit 3 years in a row and are honored to be nominated again this year. Our 130+ volunteers are throughout the county- Breckenridge, Summit Cove, Silverthorne, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Leadville, and Copper. We would be grateful for some financial support so we can keep up with the demand for our services.

Testimonial from a Lost Pet Owner- Tiga's Parents: 

Your wonderful volunteers helped us find our dog, Tiga, in the Frisco area, and I have not had a chance to thank you earlier.   We did not realize that she was missing for a couple of hours, so by the time we started looking for her, she managed to cause a brief highway shut down and mobilize a substantial number of volunteers (Animal Control included).  By the time she was found, she was on the run for several hours and very scared. We were panicking as well and we were very grateful that the volunteers were helpful, supportive and just very kind to us. They were clearly knowledgeable on how to handle the situation and well coordinated in their assistance. Tiga slept for the next couple of days, her paw pads needed a few days to heal and it took her a few days before her tail was wagging again. Big thanks to all of you! We appreciate you! 



Summit Lost Pet Rescue is an animal protection and welfare organization devoted to educating the public about lost pet prevention, finding lost pets in Summit County, Colorado and reuniting them with their owners.

Background Statement

Our Co-Founders started Summit Lost Pet Rescue in March 2020, because searching for lost pets has been a passion of ours for many years. We decided we could better help our Summit community find more lost pets if we started this 501c3, 100% donation based nonprofit! At the beginning, there were only about 2 lost pet rescues a month, now there are between 20-50 per month. The demand for our services to save lost pets grows daily! We had 102 rescue missions in all of 2020, 189 missions in 2021, 229 in 2022 and already 262 missions in 2023 with 1.5 months left to go.

Organization Data


Organization name

Summit Lost Pet Rescue Inc

Year Established


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Organization Size

Small Organization


PO BOX 2301-113
Silverthorne, CO 80498

Service areas

Summit County, CO, US



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